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"Portions of this book have already appeared elsewhere--'An Italian "Hamlet" in the eighteenth century' in the Athenaeum, 'Shakespear in Italy' in the Contemporary review and 'Baretti, Johnson and Shakespeare' in the Times literary supplement."--Pref. note